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Wormuth at a 2015 House Armed Services Full Committee hearing. Photo: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images

President Biden on Monday nominated Christine Wormuth, director of the RAND Corporation's international security and defense center, to serve as his Army Secretary.

Why it matters: Wormuth would be the first woman in the role if confirmed by the Senate. She led Defense Department policy at the end of Obama's administration, after serving as the Pentagon's under secretary of defense and as a senior policy director on the National Security Council.

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Biden names former top NSA officials to two key cyber roles

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President Biden has appointed former National Security Agency deputy director Chris Inglis and former NSA deputy director of counterterrorism Jen Easterly to two top cyber roles in the administration, the White House announced Monday.

Why it matters: Inglis will now be the nation's first national cyber director, and Easterly will run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. The appointments come as the White House is still dealing with the fallout over the 2020 SolarWinds cyberattack, which infiltrated multiple federal agencies.

  • Biden has vowed retaliation against Russia, which is suspected of the SolarWinds attack. He said in December that the breach is "a matter of great concern" and promised to impose "substantial costs" to those responsible.
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Facebook changes corporate name to Meta

Screen shot of CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company's "Connect" virtual event

CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the social media giant is renaming its company Meta.

Why it matters: The effort is meant to shift its image from a social media platform to a “metaverse” company that focuses on building virtual work and social communities.

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Filings show Sweetgreen isn't profitable, despite claims

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Restaurant chain Sweetgreen on Monday filed to go public, and revealed that it lost money in each year since 2014.

Why it matters: The company lied when it repeatedly told reporters it was profitable.